Arts & Health

 

Faceless Arts believes that access to the arts and creativity plays an important part in our mental and physical well being, particularly by helping to understand how we connect with each other and the world around us. We do this by creating excellent, inspirational artworks and arts projects  which tackle isolation, reaching out to people of all ages and abilities and have a proven track record of delivering Arts and Health Projects in a variety of communities

 

Since 2012 we have been a creative minds partner with South West Yorkshire Partnership, NHS Foundation Trust and most recently are involved in an action research project for Wakefield Council Public Health looking at the importance of access to creative activities in care settings and how we can work with and influence these settings to provide creative opportunities for all in their care.

 

Past projects include the Kite Festival and Mental Health Awareness Day Project; Connecting Communities, a visual arts project with older people and adults with mental health issues across the District; Wired for Well Being, working with a variety of diverse groups exploring what makes them happy through sculpture; and Creativity in Care Settings, an action research project for Wakefield Council Public Health looking at the importance of access to creative activities in care settings and how we can work with and influence these settings to provide creative opportunities for all in their care. 

 

As part of this project, we delivered creative interventions in a variety of care settings and offered training activity coordinators to continue to lead creative events after the project was complete. .

 

All our projects are bespoke and culminate in a variety of events, exhibitions, books and art works being created. If you would like more information about our arts and well being activities or would like to discuss your own project needs then contact us on 01924 335985 or at arts@facelessco.com.

 

The digital galleries for the Wired for Well Being Sculpture Projects can be found here.

Outcomes

  • Improved wellbeing in at least 1 of the 7 dimensions of wellness (social, emotional, environmental, occupational, physical, mental, cultural)

  • Decreased isolation

  • Improved communication between staff & clients

  • Improved cognitive skills & dexterity

  • Enhanced skills for carers

  • Better family cohesion

  • Improved care environment

  • Increased sense of ownership

  • Strengthened communities

  • Self expression, providing a voice

  • Positive profile for “care” communities